Many patients who have been infected with Helicobacter pylori also struggle with gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. This condition is often highly unpleasant for a person and often results in the need to adjust or alter his or her diet and eating regimens. A study released today looks at the value of following a low carbohydrate diet to alleviate the symptoms of this uncomfortable illness. Although dietary management of GERD is not supported in current guidelines for first-line therapy of the disease, some data suggest that consumption of a low-carbohydrate/high-fat diet can resolve or significantly reduce GERD symptoms. And, for patients who are suffering the awful symptoms that accompany this disease, any improvement is better than NO improvement!
For more information: Pointer SD et al. Dietary carbohydrate intake, insulin resistance, and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: A pilot study in European- and African-American obese women. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2016Nov; 44:976. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apt.13784)